P.A. Works' Kuromukuro Anime Unveils Ending Theme Performer, Additional Cast, Premiere Date

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Michi to perform ending theme song for anime premiering April 7

The official Twitter account for for Kuromukuro, the 15th anniversary project of the anime studio P.A. Works, announced the premiere date, ending theme song performer, additional cast, and mecha designs on Thursday.

The anime will premiere on Thursday April 7 on Tokyo MX at 10:00 p.m. It will also air on KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, BS11, and other channels.

Singer MICHI (Dagashi Kashi, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers), pictured right, will perform the ending theme song "Really Stick." The single CD will ship on May 18. Japanese rock band GLAY will perform the opening theme song "Dystopia."

The new characters and their cast members are, from left to right starting with the top image below:

The mecha designs are:

GAUS (Gravity Attenuated Upright Shell)



The anime itself will take place in Toyama Prefecture (the location of P.A. Works' studio), and will feature the TATE mountain range in the prefecture as well as other famous locales. The robot research institution in the show will be located near Toyama Prefecture's famous Kurobe Dam. The anime's story takes place in summer 2016. During the original construction of the dam, an ancient artifact was discovered, and so the United Nations Kurobe Research Institute was established. Intellectuals from all over the world gathered to study the object, and the children of those researchers attend Mt. TATE International Senior High School, including the institute head's daughter, Yukina Shirahane. The story begins when a lone samurai once again awakens.

The show will star:

Yōhei Azakami as Kennosuke Tokisada Ōma
M.A.O as Yukina Shirahane
Reina Ueda as Sophie Noelle
Asami Seto as Mika Ogino
Kaito Ishikawa as Ryōto Akagi
Yūsuke Kobayashi as Jundai Kayahara
Shunsuke Takeuchi as José Carlos Takasuka
Manami Sugihira as Marina Unami
Momo Asakura as Koharu Shirahane
Kanako Toujô as Hiromi Shirahane
Ryohei Kimura as Tom Borden
Hikaru Ueda as Liu Shen Mi
Taiten Kusunoki as Sebastian

Snow Grouse is credited with the original work. Tensai Okamura (Darker than Black, Blue Exorcist, Wolf's Rain, The Seven Deadly Sins) is directing the "mecha action" anime at P.A. Works. Ryou Higaki (Another, Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit) is handling the series composition, and Yuriko Ishii (Another, A Lull in the Sea) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director with Ayumi Nishibata. Tomoaki Okada (Darker than Black, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Star Driver, Wolf's Rain) is credited with visual concepts and mecha designs. Hiroaki Tsutsumi is composing the music at Pony Canyon.

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